Mustard-stuffed chicken

Mustard-stuffed chicken

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4

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Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal367
  • fat19g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein49g
  • salt1.93g
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  • 125g ball mozzarella, torn into small pieces
  • 50g strong cheddar, grated



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast fillets
  • 8 smoked streaky bacon rashers


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Mix the cheeses and mustard together. Cut a slit into the side of each chicken breast, then stuff with the mustard mixture. Wrap each stuffed chicken breast with 2 bacon rashers – not too tightly, but enough to hold the chicken together. Season, place on a baking sheet and roast for 20-25 mins.

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Comments (496)

hanny93's picture

Oh and i also used only 2 chicken breasts. Cut it in half and bash it out then role the cheese mixture in it.

Makes it less dry =D

hanny93's picture

I made this for my GCSE catering exam. It went perfectly and i got top marks. Use borsin instead of mozarella tho. Much nicer =D

I made a borsin and mustard sauce for this and it made it 100x better.

Just make a normal Roux adding mature chedder and Borsin to your taste then add a teaspoon of mustard =P=P=P=P=P=P=P=P

wcameron's picture

This was really tasty and my husband loved it too. Going to make it again.

sara_bevan's picture

have tried this at home, my mum loved it! i changed the stuffing to creme fraiche mixed with garlic n pepper sprinkles....worked a treat

caromac's picture

I,m so impressed with this recipe. I used Boursin in place of the other cheeses and left out the mustard. Very quick and easy to make and loved by the whole family. Served it with Rosti potatoes and steamed broccoli. A winner!

marvick31's picture

This has got to be one of the easiest yet tastiest recipes i have tasted. - Absolutely delicious - would recommend to anyone

posshoges's picture

I have often stuffed chicken breasts in a similar fashion following an idea from a well known luxury supermarket range, but using various cheeses - gruyere is a good tasty one. Following these recommendations I tried Boursin with garlic and herbs (softened with a little olive oil) and it was delicious. I always find that the filling tends to escape, so don't scrimp on the bacon covering - I always use a budget supermarket range of italian cured ham, cheap enough so I don't mind using the whole packet on one recipe, thus keeping my fillings tight inside, and the chicken moist. It's worth a try, and very easy, even if you're not that confident with cooking!

clairebagnall's picture

Wow.. This is the first proper meal i've made and i made it with olive oil crushed potatoes and roasted vegetables.. I was so proud of it and my other half loved it! I'm doing it again tonight because i have ingredients left!

wullclaire's picture

I made this with Boursin with Garlic and Herb which my other half said was lovely with the Chicken but I had it with the mushrooms and it was slightly overpowering, I think the mozarella would be better with the mushrooms. I also served crushed potatoes but think it may be better with pasta and will be trying that next time. Was easy to make after work, although took slightly longer than it was supposed to.

suzanne2675's picture

My New Years resolution was to tech myself to cook and this was the first recipe I tried. Scrum-diddly-umptious!! Mega easy and absolutely gorgeous. It has really boosted my kitchen confidence.

campbellm's picture

Its very rare that my husband complements my cooking but he liked this one!!

momotate's picture

I can't say enough about this lovely, simple little recipe. It is a wonderful "base" recipe to try then change it up however you choose. Just make sure you have a good grainy mustard and plenty of it smeared inside. I have never had such a positive response from friends I have shared this with. A definate "must try" to dazzle your guests without any effort. Have never roasted cherry tomatoes in the pan but will be next time.

tonmilbil's picture

Made a nice change from plain chicken breast, I didnt have any cheddar so used gouda.
To be honest I thought it would be tastier than what it was but it was an interesting recipe and the bacon gave it a nice flavour.
If I try this again I would have to jaz it up a bit.

riaburt's picture

With Boursin Soft cheese with garlic.

cutemaomao's picture

I found this recipe yesterday, and couldnt wait to try it today,, was so nice, i did change mozzarella to Boursin with garlic which i bought from sainsbury, i didnt put cheddar either, i put sundried tomato instead, then mixed with wholegrain mustard. so nice, and simple to make, also it is fun to work with my husband, as he is holding the chicken and i wrapped it with bacon..we both loved it. i also made roasted potatoes which i found from bbc good food as well, made it with goose fat, lovely..will definetely make it again, again, again..

moopinandloopin's picture

loopin loves this we make it with boursin and cheddar as a few people have suggested, its lovely!!

benpage26's picture

This was a tasty meal, I made it for my girlfriend, and she loved it too.

chloejcox's picture

This was delicious and so easy to make, I also used Boursin instead of mozarella and my husband loved it.

amy011's picture

I tried this last night for my boyfriend. We both really really loved this one and said it was so good I would even cook it when friends came over. I put some winter vegetables in with the chicken and put a little oil over them with rosemary sprigs and roasted the lots.
Delicious! Also very very easy!

ellzinger's picture

It was easy to make and enjoyed by all. Give it a go!!!


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